Werewolf line ( and CoD universe at large ) assumes that Spirits are ‘animalistic’ spiritual reflection of the concepts. However, in Forsaken by Rome Dark Era, we have direct pointing that local Spirits like to ‘dress up’ as close to mortal gods as possible, to feed on Essence of local worship humans do on similar concepts. Here is quote about this:
So how popular is practice of local Spirits to mask as avatars of gods from mortal myths?
Originally posted by Dark Eras Companion – Forsaken by Rome, page 59